Roberta L. Nevitt, social worker

August 04, 2012|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Roberta L. Nevitt, a retired social worker who had worked for the Baltimore County Department of Aging, died July 27 of cancer at the Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, Va. She was 64.

Roberta Lee Nevitt was born in Atlanta and later moved with her family to Baltimore, where she grew up in Govans.

She was a 1965 graduate of Eastern High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1968 from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and a master's in social work from the University of Maryland in 1973.

Ms. Nevitt also studied at the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif.

She worked at the old Baltimore City Hospitals, now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and at the old Rosewood State Hospital.

From 1979 to 1984, she was director of the Nursing Home Advocacy Project. She then took a job as a social worker at the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital and later at Bon Secours Hospital.

Ms. Nevitt joined the Baltimore County Department of Aging in 1991, and worked there until retiring in 2005.

She was a cat fancier and enjoyed beach vacations. She also maintained an interest in the arts, history and current events.

The longtime Towson resident moved in 2006 to Charlottesville, where she became a member of the Sufi community.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

Ms. Nevitt is survived by a brother, Fred Nevitt of Mount Airy.

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